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Sparty's Flag Find - All Week Long!

September 22-26
No cost
Sponsored by the Association of Future Alumni
This Homecoming Week, the Association of Future Alumni is bringing back Sparty's Flag Find! Each afternoon from September 22-26, students will get the chance to hunt down one of Sparty's hidden flags. A flag will be placed each morning at a secret location on campus. The first students to locate, retrieve and return the flag to the Association of Future Alumni office (MSU Union, Room 333) will win a great prize! Each clue, in either photo or riddle form, will be posted on the Future Alumni Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts at 12:00 p.m. The clue will be a "hint" of where the flag is located on campus. Although each picture or riddle clue will not perfectly reveal the location of the flag, it will offer an idea of where Sparty's flag may be hidden!
Follow the Association of Future Alumni on Twitter and Instragram at @MSUFutureAlumni or like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/MSUFutureAlumni to stay updated on flag location clues!

Monday, September 22

Hayrides & History
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
International Center Parking Lot
No cost
Sponsored by the University Activities Board and the Association of Future Alumni
Kick off Homecoming Week with this classic event, taking a hayride around campus and learning from the Association of Future Alumni Student Ambassadors about Michigan State's history! Free giveaways, snacks and beverages provided while supplies last.

Tuesday, September 23

Sounds of Homecoming
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
MSU Union, Main Lounge
No cost
Sponsored by the University Activities Board
Come on out and hear fantastic music performed by MSU a cappella groups.

Wednesday, September 24

Craft Night
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
MSU Union, Room 50
No cost
Sponsored by the University Activities Board
Make a free Mason Jar. Free while supplies last.

Thursday, September 25

The School of Hospitality Business Golf Outing
10:30 a.m.
Forest Akers West Golf Course
$150 per person including golf sponsorship for one student and a boxed lunch at the turn
Reservations required; please RSVP to Lena Loeffler by email or by calling 517-884-1580.

The School of Hospitality Business Alumni-Faculty Roundtable Discussion
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Red Cedar Room
Open to Hospitality Business Alumni Association board members and faculty members
Reservations required; please RSVP to Lena Loeffler by email or by calling 517-884-1580.

MSU Alumni Association 2014 Grand Awards Gala
5:30 p.m. reception, 6:15 p.m. dinner
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
By invitation only

The School of Hospitality Business Spartan Sponsors Mentor Program
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Lincoln Room
Open to Hospitality Business alumni and students
Reservations required; please RSVP to Lena Loeffler by email or by calling 517-884-1580.

Friday, September 26

The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association Executive & Appointed Board Meeting
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (11:45 a.m. group photo, outside garden level)
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Lincoln Room
Open to Hospitality Business Alumni Association board members only.
Reservations required; please RSVP to Lena Loeffler by email or by calling 517-884-1580.

Latino Alumni Homecoming Golf Outing
9:00 a.m., 9 holes
Forest Akers East Golf Course
To register contact Marcelina by email or register online.

Ice Cream at The Rock
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Auditorium Field/The Rock on Farm Lane
No cost
Sponsored by the University Activities Board and the MSU Dairy Store
Head to "The Rock" for free Dairy Store ice cream while supplies last.

Latino Alumni Luncheon
12:00 p.m.
Breslin Center
To register visit the Latino Spartans' event site.

Kinesiology Grand Opening
12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
IM Circle, Room 137
No cost
On the Friday before Homecoming, we welcome you back to campus to celebrate the rich history of IM Circle, and learn about the cutting-edge cognitive and motor neuroscience research being conducted. Join us for an intriguing presentation, reflections, lab tours, demonstrations and refreshments.
To register, email Verna Lyon by Monday, September 22.

College of Arts and Letters Homecoming Tent
4:30 p.m. (tent opens)
Located in the courtyard between Berkey Hall and Broad Art Museum
No cost to attend
Join us for the CAL Homecoming Parade watch! Visit our tent to meet with other alumni, families and friends of CAL as you enjoy the parade festivities. MSU's own Eat at State food truck will be on hand serving up refreshments. Guests who RSVP by September 12 will receive a complimentary meal ticket.
For more information contact the College of Arts & Letters Advancement Office by email or by calling 517-353-4725.

College of Communication Arts & Sciences Homecoming Bash
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Beggar's Banquet, 218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Tickets will be available for purchase online or at the door
Celebrate with us at Beggar's Banquet! There will be appetizers, a cash bar and a prime spot to watch the MSU Homecoming Parade as it passes by on Abbot Road.
For more information contact Alumni Relations Coordinator Rachael Ruis by email or by calling 517-432-7207.

MSU Black Alumni (MSUBA) Happy Hour
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Gregory's, 510 Martin Luther King Drive, Lansing, MI 48906, 517-323-7122
No cost to attend
For more information, visit the MSUBA event site.

Homecoming Parade
6:00 p.m.
Downtown East Lansing and the MSU Campus
The parade begins at the Hannah Community Center and travels down Abbot to Grand River and into campus at the Collingwood entrance. Enjoy the Spartan Marching Band, the MSU Alumni Marching Band, the MSU Cheerleaders and Dance Team, MSU student organizations, Greek sororities and fraternities, East Lansing community groups, Michigan high school bands and much more.
Can't be there in person? Watch the Livestream online.

GLBT Spartan Homecoming Party
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Red Cedar Room
$20 per person at the door
Sponsored by the GLBT Alumni Association in partnership with Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau and the MSU Federal Credit Union
The MSU GLBT Alumni Association invites you to our eighth annual MSU Homecoming reception following the MSU Homecoming Parade. This fun event will include excellent food (do not eat dinner in advance), a cash bar and the opportunity to meet the 2014-2015 GLBT scholarship recipients. This is also an opportunity to network with other grads and to meet many new friends - MSU grads, faculty and staff, students and especially all our friends of MSU. Parking will be available in the Kellogg Center parking ramp.
For more information contact Bill Beachler by email, through our website or on Facebook.

MSUBA "Welcome of the Decades" Reception
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Best Western Plus, Atrium
6820 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911, 517-694-8123
$15 access pass
Entertainment by 496 West, for more information visit the MSUBA event site.

MSUBA Greek Stroll Off - Ole School vs. New School with DJ Kutz
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Best Western Plus Hotel, Ballroom
6820 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911, 517-694-8123
21 and over, $15 in advance, $20 at the door, for more information visit the MSUBA event site.

The School of Hospitality Business After-Parade Celebration
7:15 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Behind Broad/Eppley buildings
Open to Hospitality Business alumni and students.
Reservations required; please RSVP to Lena Loeffler by email or by calling 517-884-1580.

Latino Alumni Welcome Reception 8:30 p.m.
The Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Avenue, East Lansing, MI, 48823
To register visit the Latino Spartans' event site.

MSUBA Stroll Off After Party
10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Best Western Plus Hotel, Ballroom
6820 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911, 517-694-8123
Cost included with the access pass. For more information, visit the MSUBA event site.

Saturday, September 27

Latino Alumni Tailgate 8:00 a.m.
The Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Avenue, East Lansing, MI, 48823
To register visit the Latino Spartans' event site.

MSUBA Board Meeting
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Best Western Plus Hotel, Ballroom
6820 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911, 517-694-8123
No cost to attend
For more information, visit the MSUBA event site.

The School of Hospitality Business Homecoming Pre-game Reception
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Riverside Room
$40 per person for brunch as prepared and served by students. Open to Hospitality Business alumni and students.
Reservations required; please RSVP to Lena Loeffler by email or by calling 517-884-1580.

Green & White Brunch
9:00 a.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Big Ten Rooms
$35 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. Football tickets are not included, but a limited number are available online on a first come, first served basis for $80 per person.
Sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association
Before you head to Spartan Stadium for the Homecoming game, you can rally at the annual MSU Alumni Association Green & White Brunch at the Kellogg Center. Many special guests will be in attendance.
Pre-registration is required.

MSU Families @ Homecoming Tailgate
9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Auditorium Field by "The Rock"
Prices vary, pre-registration required
Sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association and the Association of Future Alumni
Instead of hauling your grill and tent up to campus, leave the work to us. Located on the banks of the Red Cedar, you'll be treated to a tailgate-style lunch provided by the Spartan Hall of Fame Café, as well as exclusive performances by the MSU Dance Team, cheerleaders and drumline. You'll also enjoy tailgate games, activities and photographs with the world-famous Sparty! To register, visit the MSU Families @ Homecoming website.

School of Packaging Homecoming Tailgate
9:00 a.m.
School of Packaging Building on the front lawn facing Wilson Road
Free to Packaging alumni and friends
Sponsored by the Packaging Alumni Association
Join the School of Packaging for an informal gathering of alumni and friends. For more information email Brian Dynda or visit us online.

James Madison College Annual Homecoming Tailgate
9:30 a.m.
Case Hall South Pointe Dining Hall
No cost to attend
Sponsored by James Madison College
JMC Alumni, faculty, students, family, and friends are welcome. For more information email or visit us online.

College of Education Homecoming Tailgate
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Demonstration Hall Field
No cost for College of Education alumni and guests
It's that time of year again! We invite you and your family to join Dean Heller, the MSU College of Education Alumni Association board, faculty and staff for food, live music and FUN at the college's complimentary annual homecoming tailgate. We look forward to celebrating with you! Pre-registration is encouraged and greatly appreciated, register online today.
For more information contact Tigi Habtemariam by email or by calling 517-353-4994.

College of Nursing Homecoming Tailgate
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Corner of Shaw Lane and Red Cedar Road
No cost to attend
Sponsored by the College of Nursing
This complimentary annual event is a wonderful way to reconnect with your fellow Spartan nurses and the College of Nursing faculty and staff. Please register online to attend.
For more information contact Pamela Werling by email or by calling 517-432-0670.

College of Veterinary Medicine Tailgate
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Demonstration Hall Field
No cost to attend
Sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine
For more information contact Hanna Leestma by email or by calling 517-353-4937.

MSUBA Tailgate
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Northeast corner of Shaw Lane and Red Cedar Road, by the International Center and Wells Hal
Donations appreciated
For more information, visit the MSUBA event site.

Homecoming Football Game
12:00 p.m.
Spartan Stadium
Sponsored by Michigan State University Intercollegiate Athletics
The MSU Football Team and Coach Mark Dantonio will take on the Wyoming Cowboys for the annual Homecoming football game. Half-time will feature the Spartan Marching Band, the Homecoming Court, Homecoming Grand Marshal and the MSU Homecoming Parade award winners.
For ticket information contact the MSU Ticket Office or call (800) GO-STATE.

25th Anniversary of WDBM-FM Student Radio
Honoring Station Manager Gary Reid
5:00 p.m. reception, 6:00 p.m. dinner
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Lincoln Room
$25/person, cash bar
RSVP By Friday, September 19, 2014 or purchase your ticket online. To make a reservation by phone, obtain additional information, or request accommodation for persons with disabilities, please contact Ed Glazer at 517-884-8900 or by email at glazered@msu.edu.

MSUBA Distinguished Alumni & Scholarship Dinner
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Best Western Plus Hotel, Ballroom
6820 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911, 517-694-8123
$45
For more information, visit the MSUBA event site.

MSUBA Saturday Night Party with Special Celebrity DJ MC Lyte
10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Best Western Plus Hotel, Ballroom
6820 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911, 517-694-8123
21 and over, $25 in advance, $30 at the door
For more information, visit the MSUBA event site.

Sunday, September 28

MSUBA Gospel Brunch
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Best Western Plus Hotel
6820 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911, 517-694-8123
$25
For more information, visit the MSUBA event site.

MSUBA Lush Day Party
1:00 p.m.
Brannigan Brothers
210 South Washington Square, Lansing, MI
No cost to attend
For more information, visit the MSUBA event site.

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